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Scott Eugene Purdie

10/11/1951 - 07/09/2019
Service Date: 07/20/2019
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 6655 E. Preston St., Mesa, Arizona
Visitation Date: 07/19/2019
Visitation Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Visitation Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 6655 E. Preston St., Mesa, Arizona

Scott Eugene Purdie, age 67, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on July 9, 2019. Scott was born on October 11, 1951 to loving parents Neil and Glenna Purdie in Salt Lake City, Utah. After graduating from  Highland High School in 1970, he went on to serve the Lord in the Texas South Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and then graduate from the University of Utah in Business Management in 1976. He married the love of his life, Debbie (Giles) Purdie, for time and all eternity on September 5, 1975 in the Salt Lake City Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ. Scott focused his career in the office products industry, becoming a beloved sales manager for many companies by viewing his job as one of service to others. He approached all aspects of his life that same way— lifting everyone up and adding a little slice of sunshine to their day. Scott adored baseball, especially the Seattle Mariners and their magical 1995 playoff run. He even built a batting cage in his backyard for everyone to share in his favorite sport. He developed a passion for biking, key lime pie (the more tart, the better) and yard work. His silly sense of humor touched countless lives around the world. Scott is survived by his wife, Debbie, and three grown children: Jennifer, Chad and Justin. Anyone wishing to celebrate his life is welcome to attend services held at the Church of Jesus Christ, 6655 East Preston St. in Mesa, Arizona on July 20, 2019 at 10 a.m., with a viewing before at 9 a.m. 


  • He was the GREATEST Guy. He helped me out many times. I know how important he was to his family. He will be missed.

  • Stacey Burdick

    I was so sorry to hear about your husband. My thoughts and prayers and with you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do.

  • I was so sad to hear about this. Prayers to all of your family.

  • Dorene Johnson

    This breaks my heart. Scott was such a positive presence. You couldn’t help but smile when you’d see him. There’s was always going to be joy and laughter in the conversation. I miss knowing I won’t see him again on this planet. I know Debbie and Justin as well. Love you both and so sorry for your loss.

  • Tom and Laura Rothhaar

    We are grieving with you and, at the same time, celebrating the rich life here and new life forever of a great man.

  • My condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If you need anything please let me know.

  • Jennifer Purdie

    I’ll miss you dad. I’ve had countless people all over emailing me about how much you changed their lives.

  • Mike & Linda MacDonald

    Such a tragedy for all of us. I considered Scott to be my best friend. As I talk to others and read what everyone else says, he was everyone’s best friend. That’s the great thing about Scott…he loved everyone. In fact, the last time I said farewell to Scott, he said to me, and I could feel his sincerity when he said it, “I love you, man.”
    I said the same thing back to him then and I say it again, “I love you, Man.”
    Linda & I pray for you every day. I hope Scott’s love reaches back to you with comfort & peace. God bless you.

  • Jennifer Purdie

    I miss you dad.

  • Sandy & Wynn Farnsworth

    We were very sorry to hear this. Still remember those times in Puyallup. Our prayers are with your family

  • Loretta Haynie-Fulk

    Dear Debbie and family, you have been in my prayers since last Tuesday evening. I am so sorry for this tragedy. I mostly remember Scott as just being funny and so much in Love with you and your children. I pray you will feel him close for he’s not far away. May you also feel the loving, tender mercies of our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Love, Loretta

  • Denise and Greg Timothy

    With the loss of Scott we have lost one of the true forces for joy and goodness. He had the gift of lifting and maintaining friends for the long-term. We are so sorry for his loss. All our love is sent to those who loved him.

  • Jay and helen shaw

    We are so sorry for the loss of Scott.
    Jay (cousin) and Helen Shaw

  • I had a short interaction with Scott, at our business but he was always helpful and gave great advise. I am so very sorry for your loss. It’s so sad how one insect can damage so much grain. My thoughts and payers are with the Purdie family

  • Jonathon Carmean

    To my uncle Scott you will be missed. You always knew what to say to lighten up a room. I wish you well on your journey till we meet again.

  • Scott and I would bump into each other at the airport. We developed a playful banter that carried over to seeing each other at church. I truly loved and respected Scott. May God be with Debbie and the kids at this time and forever.

  • Allyn and Rick Fife

    Debbie, just wanted you to know how sorry we are of Scott’s passing. May you feel the Lords loving arms around you to comfort and strengthen you.

  • Bob Porter and Patricia Logan

    We did not have the privilege of knowing Scott; but Debbie Purdie is a valued colleague in our development business. We were devastated when we learned of Scott’s passing; and our hearts go out to Debbie and her family. We know that you are comforted by the sure and certain knowledge that you and Scott are Sealed for all Eternity, and that you will be reunited with him, by the Grace of our Heavenly Father. Bless you, Bob & Patricia

  • Dear Purdue Family, my deepest condolences to you all. When my Jennifer told me about your loss my heart broke for all of you. Jennifer, losing my dad was probably the hardest thing I’ve had to endure. Just know he will never leave your side. He will watch over your entire family.

  • When Jerry Chapman was in his last months of his life, his wife Karen, continued in the library. She didn’t give a lot of information out. Scott learned that if he was to briefly come in the library or to have someone listen to her and my conversations, the Bishopric would learn a lot more. He was very smart. Very helpful and always giving service.

    Ron and I are deeply shocked by his loss of life. Our hearts go out to Debbie, Chad, Jenn, and Justin. Please know that we continue to pray for comfort for you.

  • What a wonderful human being- I loved his sense of humor- it was a dry dead pan delivery but it was always funny- He couldnt have been more helpful to me or my company-I jokingly told him he was the best manufacturers rep I ever worked with but that was a low bar to beat-Kind of like being the tallest midget- He just really cared about everyone- a horrible loss

  • Karl and Claudia Alder

    Dear Debbie, You and Scott have blessed our lives and especially the life of our daughter, Launie. She had specifically requested Scott for blessings on Sunday, July 7, for her and and Karl. Thank you for coming, Scott, Debbie, and Gary. May Scott’s blessings reach out to all your family Debbie, Justin, Jennifer, and Chad. Love to the best ministering couple, Karl and Claudia Alder

  • Gary and Innette Crosby

    We are in Seattle and just learned of Scott’s passing. I too consider Scott not only one of my best friends but close family (we are second cousins). We are heartbroken. I look at the Mariner’s stadium right now and think of Scott. I’m sorry we won’t be back in time for the funeral Debbie but know we are there in spirit and friendship. So sorry for your loss Purdie family and all of our loss for he is indeed one of those fine people who will never be forgotten.

  • This is a terrible tragedy and wish Chad and his entire family my deepest heartfelt sympathies and condolences. I’m honored to have had the opportunity to personally meet and speak with Scott many years ago. He was kind, funny, compassionate and very proud of his children. My father passed away in 2015 he took the time to write to me. I will never forget him. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Marta Colomar

    I learned from his son Chad that Scott was a great person and a good family man. Life can be very unfair when it suddenly takes our loved ones away from us. My thoughts and prayers are with the Purdie family. Sending you my love.

  • James Langridge

    Scott. From the time we first spoke on the phone to meeting in person I will never forget what you did for me and helped me create. I love you buddy and miss you terribly.

  • Dan Castaneda

    So Sad to loose such a great and kind man. Scott was always positive Happy and willing to help. Always spoke well of everyone and loved his family so much. He will be missed. Always in our hearts!

  • My heartfelt condolences to Scott’s family and friends. I worked with him years ago and remember him as a very kind man with a great sense of humor and never a disparaging word. It is with great sadness that I heard about his passing. He was always quick to make a joke with me and look towards the glass half full side of life. Rest in peace Scott.

  • Lyndon Johnson

    I love this man.

  • This is such a tragedy. Scott was such it nice, gentle, man. It was with great joy that I worked with him for all of his 18 years at Muratec. After each one of those many, many calls, and they were not always “let’s slap each other on the back kind of calls,” Scott would say, “ I got one more thing.” Then, in that classic Purdie “dry as the Arizona weather” delivery, tell me a joke that made us both laugh. He would laugh at mine too, but his jokes were always better…The world needs more people like Scott. My prayers to him and his family. May God rest his soul.

  • Morgan Family

    Dear Debbie and Family,
    On behalf of the Morgan family we extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We all wish we could be with you tomorrow to share in your sorrow. We will certainly be with you in spirit.
    We pray the Lord will bless and keep you and you know of our love for you
    Sincerely, your cousins
    Carol Beal
    Judy & George Latham
    Marlene & Larry Kesler
    Spencer & Donna Morgan
    Laurie & Phil Sainsbury
    Cheryl Sprague

  • Michael and Deidre Durrant

    Dear Debbie and family,
    Our hearts are tender as we have been thinking of you all since we heard of Scott’s passing. We mourn with you and feel great gratitude that you shared your husband and father with us for all these many years. We would be with you today, but we had already made arrangements for our youngest son to go through the temple for the first time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Scott made such a difference in our lives. We have some personal memories we would like to share with you and will send a handwritten note. Pease know how grateful we are to have known such an extraordinary man and to have been able to call him our friend.

  • Skip and Marie Norwood

    Scott was a great friend and neighbor, he will be missed.

  • Kathleen Craig

    I worked with Scott in the 1990’s at Murata/Muratec. He was one of the most respectable gentleman I have worked with in my career. My sincere sympathy to Debbie and the entire family. God bless!

  • Brother Purdie was the most hilarious, and kind person I’ve ever met. He always knew how to brighten the darkest day. I will never forget his kindness, and friendship. My love and prayers are with the Purdie family.

  • Chad and Amy Gundry

    Scott was a very good friend. I worked in the office tech industry with him. In fact he was the one who blessed me to connect me with someone who hired me. I also served in church callings with him. He was such a special person. I loved his perspective and wisdom. I trusted him. Loved his humor. I am very saddened but I know he has bigger fish to fry. He was too big for this world. Loved that man.

  • I just found out today that Brother Purdie past away. He was always a great guy. To the family, my prayers and condolences of the loss of your Husband and Father. The Martin family sends our love. Because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his love for all that there is no end jus Forever.

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